Companies expect increase in sales linked to sustainability: HSBC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 3 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
Companies in Australia expect an increase in sales as a direct result of efforts to incorporate sustainability in their business, according to a survey from HSBC.

International sustainability accounting standards bodies to merge

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) will merge into one organisation by mid-2021.

Evolution Mining links value generation to sustainability goals

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
Gold miner Evolution Mining is integrating sustainability goals as part of its long term value generation, citing water usage, climate risks and social license to operate as key material issues.

AGL, ARENA in $8m electric vehicle charging study

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
AGL and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are launching an $8 million trial to test the impact of electric vehicle (EV) charging on the electricity grid.

Climate change, SDG impacts of US election

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares the next administration, there are implications for action in Australia as well as for achieving greater alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Companies pledge 100% renewable energy by 2025

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
Woolworths Group has become the latest Australian company to pledge to power its entire operations with renewable electricity by 2025.

WBCSD survey to chart stakeholder engagement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 3 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
WBCSD and DNV GL have issued a survey aimed at gathering insights into how stakeholder engagement, materiality and risk management can support board-level decision-making.

Cleanaway publishes first sustainability report after engagement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 30 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Australia's largest waste management company has released its first stand-alone sustainability report.

Medibank issues first sustainability report

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Private health insurer Medibank has issued its first sustainability report, providing analysis on key stakeholders, and mapping their activities to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

QBE makes allocation to impact investment fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
QBE Insurance Group (QBE) has invested in Save the Children's Impact Investment Fund as part of its dedicated Impact Investment program, Premiums4Good.